Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, claims he is vying for the position of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in as a Nigerian.
Obi stated that he is not running for office to back the Biafra agitation, which is supported by some groups in the South East region.
This was stated by the former governor of Anambra state in an interview with the Brekete Family Show on Monday in Abuja.
Obi, in his reaction to the question of Biafra agitation, said, “Biafra war ceased to exist about 52 years ago and it remains so. I am a Nigerian. I am contesting as a Nigerian.”
Additionally, he noted that in Nigeria, the agitation for self-determination arose as a result of injustices experienced by citizens, but he reiterated that if elected president of the country, he would engage in dialogue with disgruntled groups.
“I’ve said that those who are agitating, be it those who are agitating in South-West, South-East, or in the North. There is agitation everywhere because of injustice, unfairness, marginalisation, poverty, call it any name. People are bound to agitate.”
“I said I will consult and discuss with all of them (agitators). A new Nigeria is what I want to build and people will be proud. That’s why I said, I will solve the problems of the North, and South-West. I want Nigerians to move around with their passports proud that they are Nigerians,” Obi said.